Volleyball team ends the season with high hopes for next year

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Volleyball team ends the season with high hopes for next year

The Orono girls volleyball team at their 'Dig Pink' game.

The Orono girls volleyball team at their 'Dig Pink' game.

Photo/ Claire Suchy

The Orono girls volleyball team at their 'Dig Pink' game.

Photo/ Claire Suchy

Photo/ Claire Suchy

The Orono girls volleyball team at their 'Dig Pink' game.

Claire Suchy, Copy Editor

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On Oct. 22, the Orono Girls volleyball team faced off against the Coon Rapids cardinals in the play-in. Orono was the ninth seed in their section, having a record of 12-31. Coon Rapids was the eighth seed with a record of 14-19. The teams were evenly matched, but ultimately the cardinals won three sets to zero, moving on to play the Wayzata trojans on Oct. 24.

“Our record really doesn’t reflect our season, the new coaching staff really turned our program around,” junior Sara Murley said, “We really pushed through because we had a lot of injuries, we still managed to have fun.”

The loss in Coon Rapids marked the end of the season for the Orono Girls volleyball team. Emotions ran high, especially among the seniors: Sara Murley, Josie Peterson, Hadley Juran, Abby Kahn, Emmy Beam, and Sydney Piper.

“It was exciting for a lot of the seniors to have a good last year,” said Peterson, “I can already Lindy’s gonna take this program to the next level.”

This season marked the beginning of a new era for the volleyball team with a new coaching staff leading the way. Compared to previous season, the team was much more successful, winning an additional 10 games, including the first win against Delano in 15 years.

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